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Rugby fans urged to get travel insurance

26 January 2009 11:08

Rugby fans urged to get travel insurance

Rugby fans leaving this weekend for one of the Six Nations rugby matches scattered across Europe have been urged not to forget their travel insurance.

Financial services provider Halifax fears that while spectators thoroughly check for passports and match tickets, travel insurance is often the item that gets overlooked in the excitement of leaving Britain for a big event.

Paul Birkhead, senior manager at Halifax, said that sports enthusiasts taking multiple trips should consider annual cover.

"The main benefit of annual cover is that you only need to take out your policy once a year to be insured for as many trips as you like within a 12 month period, allowing rugby fans to focus all their attention on getting to the game," he said.

Mr Birkhead also suggested that customers would be surprised to find annual cover competitively priced against a single trip policy.

The Six Nation's tournament is a round robin rugby event and Great Britain has won the 15 times since the 1945. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18478787-ADNFCR